Our History

Chronology of the Department

Department of Public Health Sciences: From the Beginning

2019…BS in Health Systems Management has first graduates at the May 2019 Commencement ceremony …PhD in Public Health Sciences has first graduates at the May 2019 Commencement ceremony …significant revisions to BSPH curriculum …significant revisions to Public Health minor curriculum
2018…new MPH concentration in Epidemiology established …new MPH concentration in Population Health Analytics established …Camina Davis Memorial Scholarship established in honor of late faculty member Ms. Camina Davis
2017…BS in Health Systems Management established …PhD in Health Services Research moved under Department of Public Health Sciences administrative structure
2016…MSPH degree changed to MPH degree
2012…Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences proposal to establish was submitted to General Administration …UNC Charlotte among 15 institutions in the country selected to develop case studies based upon their successful undergraduate public health programs …Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society in Health Care Administration established …Department of Public Health Sciences recognized with the 17th Annual UNC Charlotte Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2011-2012
2011…Master of Health Administration ranked among the top 50 in the nation in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools …UNC Charlotte’s graduate program recognized by U.S. News
2010…School of Public Health Strategic Planning Session: Models That Work …Board of Governors approves request for authorization to plan a Ph.D. program in Public Health Sciences …The Master of Health Administration program was re-accredited for 6 years (2016) by The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) …Master of Health Administration program earns prestigious re-accreditation …School of Public Health Planning Committee established, made up of faculty and administrators from each of the university’s seven academic colleges, Academic Affairs, and Metropolitan Studies & Extended Academic Programs …School of Public Health Steering Board established comprised of colleagues, partners, and collaborators from area health departments, hospitals, and industry, as well as local, state, and national academic and research institutions. …National Public Health Week forum to focus on ‘A Healthier America’
2009…Public Health Programs receive initial five-year accreditation by CEPH …Public Health Sciences programs earn national accreditation …National accreditation in effort to expand UNC Charlotte’s s public health programs …Proposal to offer PhD in Public Health Sciences submitted …Health Information Technology Retreat …UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics collaborates with the College of Health and Human Services on a new curriculum …Thompson, M. E., Harver, A., & Eure, M. (2009). A model for integrating strategic planning and competency-based curriculum design in the establishment of a public health program: The UNC Charlotte experience. Human Resources for Health, 7:71 (11 August 2009) …The Interdisciplinary Health Studies Minor was renamed to Minor in Public Health …UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences in conjunction with the Public Health Association and Health Care for America Now!, sponsors a public Forum on Healthcare Reform
2008…Public Health Roundtable: Planning for a School of Public Health – At the Midpoint …The UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences sponsors a public seminar led by Johns Hopkins Professor
2007…Department renamed, Department of Public Health Sciences …Community Roundtable: Response to the CAHME Site Team Visit …Health Care Management Advisory Board established …MHA receives initial three-year accreditation by CAHME …Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree program launched …School of Public Health Planning and Steering Committee established
2006…Master of Science in Health Promotion transformed to Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
2005…Interdisciplinary Health Services Research doctoral program established
2003…Community Health Roundtable: Forging Partnerships …Public Health Advisory Board established
2002…Board of Trustees approves establishment of College of Health and Human Services, including the Department of Health Behavior and Administration effective July 1, 2002 …Inaugural Strategic Planning Retreat for the new Department
2001…Report of the Task Force on Behavioral Health submitted to Provost Trauth
…Proposal to Establish the College of Health and Human Services submitted to the Board of Trustees
2000…Report of the Health Commission submitted to Provost Trauth
1997…Master of Health Administration (MHA) established
…Master of Science in Health Promotion (MS) established
1993…White paper, “New Health-Related Programs at UNC Charlotte,” prepared by Provost Dubois
1992…Drs. Siegfried (Faculty Associate) & Patterson (Interim Graduate School Dean) generate health-related memo to Provost Dubois